The latest issue of the 9th Scroll is here! You can read all about it in the news.
Our beta phase is finally over. Download The Ninth Age: Fantasy Battles, 2nd Edition now!
Also, its not a battle report - but important nonetheless! Here is an interview with @piteglio, showcasing his "Veil of the Ages: The Breach" game and talking through some aspects of it with the hope to get some more pledges for his Kickstarter campaign. In short, it's a simple game aimed to get new people into our wonderful hobby, even more easy to grasp than the Quickstarter game that he has helped to work on as well.
Really important to give guys like this our backing, as it will help to promote our game and get more people interested and inevitably, more people to play against! So, if you want to be apart of that, or simply just like the look of the game itself, then head over to there to pledge as little or as much as you can - every penny counts!
Link to the Kickstarter below. Please offer your support if you can.
Here's just some of the things that the game is looking to offer - now and in the near future if this goes ahead:
- Basic game for new players
- More scenarios & Battlemat as stretch goals
- New (custom) models and pieces of terrain
- Dice, Tape measure and gaming tools (line of sight, etc)
- Unit/Rules cards for easier gameplay in main T9A game
- New artwork & tokens
- Translated Hardcover Legendary Rulebooks for T9A game
- A video game for The Breach, Quickstarter and eventually T9A main game
- Basic game for new players
I can only apologise profusely for leaving it so long between writing my last Bat Rep and writing this one I’ve not really attended many tournaments between October last year and now. I’ve fallen out of love with the Kingdom of Equitaine, too much rubber lancing going on for my liking and the UK meta doesn’t seem to favour great big units of knights (which is the only way I want to play them), so it was back to the Warriors after they received an update in November.
I did attended one in Stockport, UK, in December using Warriors of the Dark Gods and then they updated the army book so I decided not to write up. Then attended the excellent Scottish Championships last month and had a blast with my Warriors but then they updated the army again so I decided not to write that up. The constant updates is great but does make bat reps feel old very fast as I’m not sure if anyone is interested in reading how an army does once it’s already outdated. If anyone is interested then leave a comment and I’ll try and write up the good ones.
Anyway, onto the main topic at hand, I attended the English Championships last week. It had 90 attendees so the there was a lot of competition. I was using the latest update of the Warriors (2.1.1) and can I just say I think this is the best iteration of the book for a long time, the improvement to the discipline of most of the troops is a huge plus and no longer having to take a very expensive BSB is a big bonus (although my BSB model now feels very unwanted). The Favours are definitely worth taking now I think with a nice price reduction as well as making the champion a little bit more survivable and giving him a nice buff to his discipline. The Dark Prelate gift was calling to me so I definitely wanted to take that, which in turn led to getting a Chosen Lord on a War Dais to sit in a big block of Warriors with the Favour of Envy.
My list for the weekend:
Chosen Lord, Favour of Envy, War Dais, Dark Prelate, Warband Standard, Banner of Speed, Spiked Shield, Dusk Forged, Symbol of Slaughter, 615
Exhalted Herald, 850
20x Warriors, Favour of Envy, Full Command, Zealots Banner, 650
5 Fallen, 150
8x Warhounds, 120
6x Feldraks, Halberd, Musician, 783
3 Chosen Knights, Favour of Envy, Champion, Standard, 498
Forsaken One, 400
Feldrak Elder, Halberd, 470
So I had what I would consider a fairly fast army, hoping I could get to grips with the enemy as soon as possible and start chopping them to bits. I only had 3 scoring units which could be a problem in certain scenarios but those scoring units are fast and tough so hopefully they can survive whatever is thrown at them and run onto objectives and stay there.
So onto Game 1 and i was drawn against Daemon Legions, not an army I have had a lot of experience fighting against and I haven’t played them since their latest update so I was in for an interesting match.
My opponents list:
Omen of Savar: General, Wizard Master, Divination, Hammer Hand, Living Shield, Iron Husk
Omen of Savar: Wizard Master, Thaumaturgy, Hammerhand, Living Shield (Dominant)
24 Sucubbi: Musician, Chilling Yawn
16 Lemures: Standard Bearer, Chilling Yawn
6 Bloat Flies: Broodmother
3 Brazen Beast: Musician, Red Haze
2 Mageblight Gremlins: Unnatural Roots
After furiously reading the army book and speaking other players I had a vague idea for a battle plan; avoid the Omens until it’s time to strike, blow the Bloat Flies up with magic and fight them with high toughness guys (Feldraks and Forsaken One), don’t get charged by the Brazen Beasts. Easy! The deployment type was Refused Flank and the secondary was Secure Target.
We took turns deploying until I decided to drop everything and give my opponent first turn. I’m finding going second is beneficial for objectives where you have to be the one securing it at the end of the game, you can either secure it or stop your opponent from securing it. That was the idea anyway.
I didn’t take pics of deployment but here’s the map.
I was pretty much on the line on the left flank but sat back a bit on the right flank after my opponent put his Brazen Beasts down, it’s going to be a bit of a standoff on that side. I have given my Exhalted Herald the Abiding Spirit and Brand of the Dragon Manifestations and spell wise I have gone for Smite the Unbeliever (to lower the toughness on those Flies), Breath of Corruption (not great against Daemons but hoping that a Breath Weapon in combat can help boost some combat res my way) and Hellfire (excellent damage spell against Daemons that have no armour).
The Divination Omen, who is the General, is in with the Lemurs and has 4 spells; The Stars Align, Know Thine Enemy, Unerring Strike and the Daemonic signature Spear of Inifinity. The Thaumaturgy Omen is in with the Succubi and its 4 spells are Hand of Heaven, Smite the Unbeliever, Cleansing Fire and Spear of Infinity again.
My opponent put his objective in the woods in my deployment and put mine behind… [Read More]